Our standards and guidance cover all areas of surveying practice and embody best practice. They fall into the following categories: professional statements, practice statements, codes of practice, guidance notes and information papers.
RICS standards and professional guidance are available free of charge to all and you can download PDF versions of the publications below. Check the side-bar options to refine the listed items by topic or professional group, or search for specific guidance using the search box above. Some RICS professional guidance publications can be bought from the RICS Shop.
Members should note that when an allegation of professional negligence is made against a surveyor, the court is likely to take into account the contents of any relevant professional guidance published by RICS in deciding whether or not the surveyor has acted with reasonable competence.
Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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04 Feb 2014
The first two editions of this RICS Code of Practice set a marker for the standards of management required in commercial property. Endorsed by property bodies representing all sides of the property industry, and widely acknowledged as a significant step forward for the industry, the Code is now available in its 3rd edition.
16 Sep 2014
Outlines the principles of effective stakeholder engagement, providing readers with practical guidance through a series of 'real world' case examples and advice from experienced practitioners.
04 Nov 2013
This publication is divided into three parts: a guidance note that focuses on high level FM strategy; a look at management functions; and appendices providing background information.
29 Sep 2011
This note offers guidance for members and other professionals involved with subsidence claims.
24 May 2017
This guidance note provides a professional practitioner or individual commissioned to undertake a survey with outlined guidance on fulfilling elements of a client's brief, along with unique aspects arising from the myriad of asset type and their usages.
12 Jun 2011
Based on the law in England, Wales and Scotland, this note gives guidance to health and safety responsibilities at both a corporate level (for all sizes of organisation) and that of the individual property professional.
14 Mar 2013
Based on law and practice in Scotland, this publication offers guidance to members acting as adjudicators to disputes relating to works carried out under construction contracts.
30 May 2017
This guidance note applies to our professionals who are either nominated by RICS or another adjudicator nominating body (ANB), or appointed directly by the parties, to adjudicate disputes relating to works carried out under a construction contract and works carried out under a contract to which the Construction Act does not apply, but under which the parties have agreed a contractual mechanism to enable them to adjudicate disputes.
20 Feb 2017
The current edition of 'Surveyors acting as advocates, 2nd edition professional statement; 3rd edition guidance note', is effective from 1 June 2017.
27 Aug 2014
This guidance note is designed primarily to assist those who are appointed to act as arbitrator, either by the Chairman of RICS Scotland, or directly by the parties to a dispute.
11 Apr 2013
Assists those appointed to act as arbitrator or as independent expert, and the parties themselves, by making them aware of the procedures likely to be followed.
This guidance note applies to RICS members appointed to act as arbitrator in a dispute relating to construction works. It should also be of assistance to parties involved in arbitration, and those acting for them, by making them aware of the procedures that may be followed.
07 Aug 2015
This 1st edition of Surveyors acting as expert witnesses in Scotland applies to surveyors when providing expert evidence, whether oral or written, before a range of courts and tribunals in Scotland.
02 Apr 2014
This comprehensive guide is written for surveyors who provide expert evidence to be relied upon in civil proceedings before a wide range of tribunals.
15 Jan 2015
This guidance note is designed primarily to assist those who are appointed either by the chairman of RICS Scotland, or directly by the parties to a dispute, to act as an independent expert to determine their dispute.
18 Feb 2014
Designed primarily to assist those appointed either by the president of RICS, or directly by the parties to a dispute, to act as an independent expert to determine their dispute.
13 Apr 2017
This professional statement applies when you provide advice regarding property interests in the UK that relates to the seeking or use of compulsory purchase or other statutory powers by or against your client, or where the seeking or use of such powers is contemplated.
18 May 2016
Provides a clear, flexible framework for practitioners to develop their own services the public can trust, consistent with the quality standards expected from RICS members.
03 Oct 2013
Encompasses the wide range of physical, social, environmental and economic factors relating to sustainability that can impact on value of which valuers should be aware.
02 Apr 2013
Outlines a road map for integrating sustainability into existing buildings and aims to assist building surveyors in explaining the appropriate options available to clients.
02 Jul 2014
This guidance note summarises what tendering is and how tendering processes are used to establish a contract price. It also reviews different types of tendering and negotiation strategies and their advantages and disadvantages. It seeks to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the tendering and negotiation processes involved in procurement.
26 Jun 2013
Reviews termination of contract, corporate recovery and insolvency primarily from the perspective of a chartered surveyor with a commensurate level of specialism.
This guidance note explains matters which should be considered by the agent and the client in order to complete the model agreement for the provision of rural estate management services.
01 Aug 2017
This guidance note is intended to be applicable for Contractor’s Basis rating valuations effective from 1 April 2017 and thereafter. The purpose of this guidance note is to aid the understanding of the Contractor’s Basis for the general rating practitioner while providing a common framework of the basis for the more experienced practitioner.
23 Sep 2015
This guidance note is intended for RICS members practising in the infrastructure sector, either providing services to an infrastructure client or working within an infrastructure client organisation.
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